rest on/upon

Definition of rest on/upon

  1. 1 :  to depend or rely on (someone or something) All our hopes rested on one man.

  2. 2 :  to stop moving and look at (someone or something) His eyes/gaze rested on the letter.

  3. 3 :  to be based on (something) His theory rested upon two important pieces of evidence.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  repose, sleep

    :  a bodily state characterized by minimal functional and metabolic activities

    :  freedom from activity or labor

  1. :  to get rest by lying down

    :  sleep

    :  to lie dead

  1. :  a projection or attachment on the side of the breastplate of medieval armor for supporting the butt of a lance

  1. :  something that remains over :  remainder

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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a trip made at another's expense

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